August Horoscope with Alex Trenoweth, Professor of Western Astrology
Mercury moved into Virgo recently thus focusing our minds on more serious academic learning and health issues. It’s a great time for doing things such as proofreading, writing critiques and reviews or starting a new health regime. Later on this week, Venus also joins Mercury in Virgo making this week an excellent time for unmercifully clearing clutter and putting files in order. Mars too changes sign from Scorpio to Sagittarius making this a good time to sign up for further education classes, especially if they involve learning a new language or studying a new philosophy. The New Moon in Leo calls us to clear the decks by making changes in your personal appearance so if you’ve been holding off on that haircut, this is a great week to make that appointment (also a good excuse to go clothes shopping!). The Full Moon mid August is in Aquarius signifies a great time to gather a few friends around you to make plans to put the world to rights (at least as far as you see it). Use that energy to inspire others to make the world a better place.
This is a great month to tackle all those niggling little jobs you’ve been meaning to do. The first half of this week is a final opportunity to complete business deals and pay off debts. You’ve been feeling a bit under pressure to sort out your finances and you will feel a whole lot better if you can get these matters under control. Once those problems are put to bed, you will find you have a lot more head space for more important matters and you’ll feel lighter and freer to do the things you really like doing. In general, it is a good time to evaluate your day to day routine: are there health issues you’ve been neglecting or are there more efficient ways of managing your time? The New Moon this week is filled with promises of fun and laughter and you may want to be sure you look extra special for the inevitable photographs that will be appearing on social media. The Full Moon in Aquarius is an ultra special time to celebrate friendships and to devise innovative ways of getting things done.
Finally you get some time to have some fun! You’re like a big kid in the candy shop so make sure you take advantage of every opportunity to celebrate being with friends and family. In particular, if children feature in your life, make sure you clear some space so your spirit can bask in their high energy and rejuvenate. And if you don’t have children, why not borrow some? All children love to learn and you have a lot to offer. There are lots of organisations that encourage adult participation so why not check out what’s on offer? You’ll learn just as much as your pupils and more to the point, you’ll love making a contribution. The New Moon in Leo this week invites you to make contact with family members you haven’t seen or heard from in some time. Who knows? Maybe you’ll uncover something you didn’t know before. The Full Moon in Aquarius mid August is yet another chance for you to bask in all your achievements. Make sure everyone sees your best side.
You like to write and communicate with others so get on with it. This month promises to be an excellent time for you to apply all those smarts of yours and focus on finishing those half written stories that are lurking in the back files of your laptop. Use your powers of observation to tap into the feelings of others to create some truly riveting tales. Do be careful of the temptation to antagonise others. You might think it’s fun winding others up but it isn’t always a pleasant experience for your “victims”. And remember, some people have very good memories and are quite adept at unexpected comebacks. The New Moon in Leo invites you to get some of your creative ideas down on paper and if you can time yourself to finish by the Full Moon mid August, you may be pleasantly surprised by how many people take an interest in what you have to say. This is a month for you to bask in your talents so don’t waste your chances.
This is a great month for dealing with financial issues that have been bothering you for some time. You may not like the thought of sifting through old financial statements but that’s only because you are expecting losses. Look carefully and you will find fresh opportunities to make some extra cash with new business deals and you may even discover a few errors in your favour. Be bold and resolute in sorting these matters out and you will be pleasantly surprised at how much better you feel with a little more control over the amount of jingle in your pocket. The New Moon in Leo this week is an excellent time to set yourself some financial targets (think big). The Full Moon in Aquarius mid August is your chance to cash in—you might want to keep your successes a little quiet or you’ll attract a few opportunistic scroungers. Remember, you are in control of your true worth and are not obligated to anyone else.
Were you not promised that your time to enjoy the limelight would come again? Well this is it: all eyes are on you! This is an excellent month for you to focus on your image and style. Spend some time thinking about how you would like others to see you. Is it time to lose a little weight or to re-think your wardrobe? Think vibrant, bold colours and you just can’t go wrong. People are drawn to you because of your warmth and compassion so be generous with your kind words and be sure you follow through with your offers of support to others. You don’t always understand just how much other people admire you and look up to you. The New Moon in Leo this week is a great time to implement a few of those plans of yours—and it’s not a bad time to cash in on a few favours either. The Full Moon in Aquarius mid August focuses on your relationships so be ready to negotiate with your other half so you both feel you can successfully reach mutual goals as well as cheer each other on to greatness.
Pour yourself a large glass of gin and tonic and sit down and relax. Seriously Virgo, you do far too much and push yourself far too hard. Give yourself a break, put your feet up and enjoy the scenery. So many people rely on you and, it has to be said, take advantage of your good nature. This is a good month for you to let others help you for a change—and this is not as easy for you as it sounds. Perhaps while you sip that G and T, you could make a short list of what you do for others so you are convinced it’s time you took it easy. The New Moon in Leo this week is a great time for you to make a few plans for bringing in a little more enjoyment into your life. If you enjoy music, why not book s ticket to see that concert your have always wanted to go to? By the time of the Full Moon in Aquarius mid August, you will have your second wind and will be ready to tear things up again. Until then, just relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Ever get that feeling that you’d just like to run away and hide? Well August is a month when you are going to feel like you should be doing something but you’re just not sure exactly what it is. In times like these, you need to start with all those incomplete projects that have been gathering dust for the past few months. Look in the back drawers, under the settee and in the closet: there are a lot of things you’ve put on the backburner that urgently need your attention. Take a deep breath and blow the dust off: at least you now know where to begin. It’s not all hard work and no fun however. The New Moon in Leo this week is an excellent time to get some friends together to tackle the issues you’ve been struggling with. Remember that expression about many hands making lighter work. The Full Moon in Aquarius mid August is a time of celebrating friendships and putting some ideas together to make sure you always have time for socialising.
For the past few months you have put a lot of energy into self improvement. Consequently, you may have been feeling a lot of stress and strain. Perhaps you may have even wondered if it has all been worth your while. Well rest assured all that time and energy will, quite literally, pay off. Your focus now shifts onto how you can capitalise on all that effort: watch and listen for fresh opportunities to make money. Others have been silently watching you and even learning from you. Take a few risks and chances on new ventures and don’t be afraid to graze in new pastures. The New Moon in Leo this week is very encouraging for finally finding a bit of recognition. Expect—or even demand—praise from very high places. You deserve it. The Full Moon in Aquarius mid August is a time to let your intuition work for you. Be optimistic and you will find that people naturally gravitate towards you for inspiration, guidance and healing.
Get ready for an extra shot of energy and invigoration in the proverbial arm! It’s been a difficult year for keeping the faith because wherever you turn, it always seems there is someone who ready to bring you down. But things are turning to your favour this week and all you have to do is reach out and seize those opportunities. Be especially alert for your chance to shine in the work place. Your somewhat slow and laborious efforts, the result of much cautious speculation, is where you will find the recognition you have been craving for so long: the boss is on your side. The New Moon in Leo this week is a great time to seize the day and to get everyone to see things from your point of view. You have always breathed new life into the most boring events and now you can resume your enthusiastic pursuit of fun and frivolity without fearing retribution. The Full Moon in Aquarius mid August sees a time of communicating your ideas to others and bringing everyone together.
The month of August begins with demands for your emotional support. This is not something you want or feel particularly good at providing—especially as it seems you are often called to be extra nice when you think it is unwarranted. However, a little bit of kindness—no matter how undeserved you think it may be—will make a long and lasting impression on those who are in the know. Your sensitivity will be noted and will be seen as you have intended: as a means to an end. We all have to do things out of duty but your willingness to go the extra mile will win friends in high places. The New Moon in Leo this week signals a time to trust your intuition on these matters and in particular, to find opportunities to put yourself in just the right light. The Full Moon in Aquarius mid August brings business matters to a head but all your “homework” will guarantee your ability to read between the lines and broker the best possible deal for all those involved in tense negotiations.
There are many people who make unfair demands on your time and attention and this is what your focus will be on this month. Who is worthy and who can take a flying leap? It’s a difficult question but no doubt you have been feeling that there are certain people who really drain your finances and even more importantly, your time. This week is a great opportunity to be ruthless. There is so much at stake and you really don’t have the energy or the resources to indulge those who have not been particularly helpful to you in the past. As they say “let bygones be bygones” and turn your attention to those who have a tried and trusted track record for being helpful to you. The New Moon in Leo this week is a great time to evaluate those relationships that no longer seem to be of support to you. The Full Moon in Aquarius mid August requires a bit of adjustment on your part and what better way to challenge the dead weight than to set that bar as high as you can and jettison those who can’t measure up. In the most polite way as possible of course!
This month the phrase “putting all your eggs into one basket” will have particular relevance. Far too many good folks seem to believe they have a say in the major decisions you have to make and guess what? It will be your job to tell them to back off and go find someone else who might be willing to be a source of entertainment. You of course have the ultimate balanced point of view on what is happening in your world. Or do you? Part of the reason you are attracting so many busy bodies is because you often give the impression you are not sure of what to do. Take a few nice deep breaths and let everyone know you mean business. That’s right: seize that mantel and let everyone know you know what you are doing! The New Moon in Leo this week is a fantastic time for you to let everyone know what you expect, as well as a great chance to let them know you are the boss in whatever you do from the smallest task to the largest. The Full Moon in Aquarius mid August puts you at your greatest advantage yet: not only can you see them coming but you can also get a fabulous to-do list ready for them.